Gizem Candan is a contemporary artist who was born in Istanbul, Turkey. She studied in art and design. Productive learning within different disciplines helps to shape her art. She uses various techniques like oil painting, digital and printed works. She thinks that artists should not limit themselves with the technique. Instead, they should feel free when they create.

Her art focuses on human and human behaviors. Therefore, the area that she can play is endless. The mistakes, goodness, values, emotions made by humankind are all great treasures. In her works, she sometimes aims to give a pleasant feeling, sometimes to criticize, sometimes to make them see their reflections. She usually works with series. Some of the series she focuses on are; “They’re just viewers”, “Comfort Zone” and “Empath”. She currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.


Represented by Sivarulrasa Gallery, 2021

Group Shows

  • "Close to Home"
    Sivarulrasa Gallery, Almonte,
    Ontario, 2021
  • "Zamanin Disinda"
    Modern Sanatlar Galerisi, Antalya,
    Turkey, 2021
  • "Again"
    Atasehir Kultur, Cemal Sureya Sergi Salonu, Istanbul, Turkey, 2021
  • "40 Under Forty"
    Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Toronto
    Ontario, 2020
  • Open Call Winner
    Brick Lane Gallery, London, 2020
  • "Echo" at Artsy
    Hub Design, New York, 2020
  • "Stream" at Artsy
    Hub Design, New York, 2020
  • "On bir"
    Masterpiece Gallery, Istanbul, 2020
  • “Bir Secki”
    Yeditepe University, 2019
  • Winsor & Newton Painting Competition
    Turkey, 2018
  • PonArt Painting Competition
    Istanbul, 2017
  • Can Ayan Print-making Competition
    Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, 2017
  • Addres Istanbul Home Decoration Center Exhibition
    Istanbul, 2017
  • "Modern Otesi"
    Istanbul, 2016


  • Contemporary Istanbul
    Sanat Seninle Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey, 2020
  • "Toronto Outdoor Art Fair" at TOAF
    Toronto, 2020
  • Base        
    Istanbul, 2019   
  • Bazaart, Regis Hotel
    Istanbul, 2018
  • 27. Istanbul Art Fair
    TUYAP, 2017